The Gateless Gate

The great path has no gates,
Thousands of roads enter it.
When one passes through this gateless gate,
He walks freely between heaven and earth.

This little one was chilling in the arm chair. #cat #kitty #sunlight #vscocam #vsco  (at 6507 Beech Road)
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“Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.”

—   Lao Tzu (via wr-taoism)

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.”

—   Lao Tzu (via wr-taoism)

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

—   Lao Tzu (via wr-taoism)

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

—   Lao Tzu (via brandonrouge)

(via taoismproject)

tirebouchon:

CH’I

tirebouchon:

CH’I

(via taoismproject)

Ch’i (also spelled Chi or Qi) is a fundamental concept in Chinese philosophy and culture. Found in Chinese traditional religion but especially Taoism, Ch’i literally means “air” or “breath,” but as a concept it refers to the energy flow or life force that is said to pervade all things.

The nature of ch’i has always been a matter of debate in Chinese thinking. Some believe ch’i is a separate force from the physical world, while others think ch’i comes from physical matter. Still others, especially Chinese Buddhists and Taoists, hold that matter arises from ch’i.

—   religion facts- Chinese beliefs (via taoismproject)

“Look, it cannot be seen— it is beyond form
Listen, it cannot be heard— it is beyond sound
Grasp, it cannot be held— it is intangible…
Stand before it and there is no beginning
Follow it and there is no end.
Stay with the anceint Tao,
Move with the present,
Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.”

—   

Reality and Being

Tao te Ching proclaims the Tao is beyond form and sound

(via taoismproject)
taoismproject:

The Tao is the way of Nature that moves by perfect, effortless efficiency to fulfill its purposed.

taoismproject:

The Tao is the way of Nature that moves by perfect, effortless efficiency to fulfill its purposed.

Taoism is often taught in the West as an atheist or agnostic philosophy, but in China and Taiwan particularly, Taoism still functions like any conventional religion, and not like an abstract philosophy of life.

(Source: taoismproject)

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